This is an analysis of the poem The Drowned Alive that begins with:

I was one so deeply drowned,
That when the drag my body found, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccddeee aaffeX ggfXffhhhhiieehhjXgghhkkjjhhii llaaeeeggbb mmXfddccccjjnnbblliihh XfeeXiibb hhkkffaajj oooohheeookk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,6,30,11,22,9,10,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11011101 11010101 10010111 0010101 1110001 10011101 1010101 10011010 00111110 11011111 11011111 11011101 11111001 11111111 1010101 11101001 1110011 0011100 1110101 1101001 11101101 01110010 11001101 01010101 11011101 11000101 11111111 1011101 0110111 1101101 1111111 11010111 1110111 100111101 11110111 11111000 01010111 01110111 11110111 01001101 111100101 11001101 11010101 100101101 01010001 11011011 1111101 1010111 1110101 1110111 01111101 110110111 110100111 0111101 111001001 1111101 11100011 11111101 0010101 11110101 11011101 11100100 01110111 1010101 1011101 1110110 1010101 1011101 0010101 1110001 1110100 11010111 11110001 111100101 11010011 11111001 0011101 1001101 1111111 1011101 1010101 1001101 0010010 00110101 11110101 01110111 110010111 1011011 1010101 11100011 1110101 1011111 1110111 10011001 1110101 111101111 1111101 01110111 1000101 010100101 1110101 1110101 111101111 110001100 11111111 11101001 00111101 1111101 10111001 1010101 1111101 01100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 487
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 114
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, to, my, one, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, where are repeated.

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